According to LORD Young, "we have never had it so good" This is of course true if you have a large mortgage that has seen the repayments tumble or your Centrica shares are paying handsome dividends on the back of record profits or are a Banker (not a typo)sharing in the £7 billion pound bonus pot this year. Also job insecurity will keep staff on their toes and allow you to pay minimum wage.
Not so true if your rent has increased,your fuel & food bills rise WAY above inflation,with no hope of a pay rise or even a cut or redundancy.
No Mortgage and few responsibilities. I used those of my shares, which were not performing, to buy a Taxi and so created income stream with little mental or physical labour that doesn't interfere with my Curling.
The only blot on the landscape is a Planned Pension, which has proved defective, but I have 5, or more, years to remedy that.
That's about the same as Vince Cable saying that the Lib-Dem manifesto pledge to fight any increase in tuition fees does not count as they lost the election as Lib-Dem and now they are following coalition polices.
They are willing to sell any principles to get a taste of power.